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Umingmak

Stuart Hodgson and the Birth of the Modern Arctic

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In 1967, Stuart Hodgson, a pugnacious British Columbia labour leader, was the newly-appointed Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, responsible for establishing a fledgling government in the frontier capital of Yellowknife. Written by his former aide and confidante, Umingmak is a first-hand account of Hodgson’s indefatigable and often controversial efforts to introduce self-government and improve the lives of Northerners.

Beginning with an unprecedented and harrowing winter tour of remote Arctic communities, Hodgson’s initiatives ranged from the practical (helping Inuit citizens choose surnames to replace government-issued ID numbers) to the visionary (founding the Arctic Winter Games) to the grandiose (organizing three Royal visits). Determined to empower Arctic communities, Hodgson had to balance Dene, Inuit and Métis aspirations with those of non-indigenous residents, business interests and the shifting priorities of the federal government. His actions fundamentally shaped both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut and continue to reverberate throughout the Arctic.

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Jake Ootes

Jake Ootes is a former reporter who was the Northwest Territories Director of the Territorial Department of Information, responsible for all government public affairs and communications. In 1995, Ootes was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and later appointed Minister of Education, Culture and Employment. He retired from politics in 2004 and now owns and operates Celista Estate Winery in British Columbia.

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This section includes a foreword, author’s note, map of the Northwest Territories in 1970, and Prologue 6 $0.60

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Readings in Part One of this title entitled "A Leader in the Making" discuss Stuart Hodgson’s political background. The section discusses his appointment as Commissioner of the … 4 $0.40

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Readings in Part One of this title entitled "A Leader in the Making" discuss Stuart Hodgson’s political background. The section discusses his appointment as Commissioner of the … 7 $0.70

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Readings in Part One of this title entitled "A Leader in the Making" discuss Stuart Hodgson’s political background. The section discusses his appointment as Commissioner of the … 15 $1.50

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Readings in Part One of this title entitled "A Leader in the Making" discuss Stuart Hodgson’s political background. The section discusses his appointment as Commissioner of the … 13 $1.30

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Readings in Part One of this title entitled "A Leader in the Making" discuss Stuart Hodgson’s political background. The section discusses his appointment as Commissioner of the … 6 $0.60

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Readings in Part One of this title entitled "A Leader in the Making" discuss Stuart Hodgson’s political background. The section discusses his appointment as Commissioner of the … 13 $1.30

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Readings in Part Two of this title entitled "Reaching All Northerners" discusses Stuard Hodgson’s first months in the Northwest Territories. Topics discussed include his grand … 6 $0.60

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Readings in Part Two of this title entitled "Reaching All Northerners" discusses Stuard Hodgson’s first months in the Northwest Territories. Topics discussed include his grand … 5 $0.50

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Readings in Part Two of this title entitled "Reaching All Northerners" discusses Stuard Hodgson’s first months in the Northwest Territories. Topics discussed include his grand … 5 $0.50

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Readings in Part Two of this title entitled "Reaching All Northerners" discusses Stuard Hodgson’s first months in the Northwest Territories. Topics discussed include his grand … 18 $1.80

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Readings in Part Two of this title entitled "Reaching All Northerners" discusses Stuard Hodgson’s first months in the Northwest Territories. Topics discussed include his grand … 18 $1.80

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Readings in Part Two of this title entitled "Reaching All Northerners" discusses Stuard Hodgson’s first months in the Northwest Territories. Topics discussed include his grand … 10 $1.00

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Readings in Part Two of this title entitled "Reaching All Northerners" discusses Stuard Hodgson’s first months in the Northwest Territories. Topics discussed include his grand … 9 $0.90

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Readings in Part Two of this title entitled "Reaching All Northerners" discusses Stuard Hodgson’s first months in the Northwest Territories. Topics discussed include his grand … 6 $0.60

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Readings in Part Two of this title entitled "Reaching All Northerners" discusses Stuard Hodgson’s first months in the Northwest Territories. Topics discussed include his grand … 9 $0.90

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Readings in Part Three of this title, entitled "Emperor of the North" discuss Hodgson’s growing power and influence in the communities of the Northwest Territories. Topics … 16 $1.60

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Readings in Part Three of this title, entitled "Emperor of the North" discuss Hodgson’s growing power and influence in the communities of the Northwest Territories. Topics … 16 $1.60

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Readings in Part Three of this title, entitled "Emperor of the North" discuss Hodgson’s growing power and influence in the communities of the Northwest Territories. Topics … 13 $1.30

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Readings in Part Three of this title, entitled "Emperor of the North" discuss Hodgson’s growing power and influence in the communities of the Northwest Territories. Topics … 7 $0.70

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Readings in Part Three of this title, entitled "Emperor of the North" discuss Hodgson’s growing power and influence in the communities of the Northwest Territories. Topics … 3 $0.30

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Readings in Part Three of this title, entitled "Emperor of the North" discuss Hodgson’s growing power and influence in the communities of the Northwest Territories. Topics … 9 $0.90

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Readings in Part Four of this title, entitled "Turf Wars" discuss the challenges and conflicts faced by communities in the Northwest Territories during Stuart Hodgson’s career. … 9 $0.90

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Readings in Part Four of this title, entitled "Turf Wars" discuss the challenges and conflicts faced by communities in the Northwest Territories during Stuart Hodgson’s career. … 8 $0.80

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Readings in Part Four of this title, entitled "Turf Wars" discuss the challenges and conflicts faced by communities in the Northwest Territories during Stuart Hodgson’s career. … 14 $1.40

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Readings in Part Four of this title, entitled "Turf Wars" discuss the challenges and conflicts faced by communities in the Northwest Territories during Stuart Hodgson’s career. … 5 $0.50

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Readings in Part Four of this title, entitled "Turf Wars" discuss the challenges and conflicts faced by communities in the Northwest Territories during Stuart Hodgson’s career. … 5 $0.50

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Readings in Part Four of this title, entitled "Turf Wars" discuss the challenges and conflicts faced by communities in the Northwest Territories during Stuart Hodgson’s career. … 7 $0.70

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Readings in Part Four of this title, entitled "Turf Wars" discuss the challenges and conflicts faced by communities in the Northwest Territories during Stuart Hodgson’s career. … 9 $0.90

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Readings in Part Four of this title, entitled "Turf Wars" discuss the challenges and conflicts faced by communities in the Northwest Territories during Stuart Hodgson’s career. … 11 $1.10

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Readings in Part Five of this title, entitled "Farewell" discuss the end of Stuart Hodgson’s career in the North and the long lasting impact he had on the region. Topics discussed … 3 $0.30

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Readings in Part Five of this title, entitled "Farewell" discuss the end of Stuart Hodgson’s career in the North and the long lasting impact he had on the region. Topics discussed … 6 $0.60

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Readings in Part Five of this title, entitled "Farewell" discuss the end of Stuart Hodgson’s career in the North and the long lasting impact he had on the region. Topics discussed … 5 $0.50